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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 2 p.m.

Thousands of dollars worth of construction tools stolen from Arbor Hills Crossing site

By Kyle Feldscher

More than $2,500 in construction tools were reported stolen Wednesday from a construction trailer at the Arbor Hills Crossing site, according to Ann Arbor police.


The Arbor Hills Crossing site as seen in December.

Joseph Tobianski | file photo

Lt. Renee Bush said the Conex trailer at the site, in the 3000 block of Washtenaw Avenue near Platt Road, was broken into sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.

The trailer, being used by the Cowhy-Hayes construction company out of Clinton, Mich., was secured at the end of the work day on Tuesday, Bush said. When workers returned Wednesday morning, the lock on the door was cut and the tools were missing.

A chain-link fence surrounds the construction site. There was no evidence any damage had been done to the fence, Bush said.

In addition to the construction tools, a hard hat also was reported stolen, Bush said.

Ann Arbor police detectives continue to investigate the incident. Anyone with information on the theft is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 1:03 a.m.

You can bet they probably will not store anything of value in there again. What a loss for the workers and the company having to replace that stuff and then drag it around instead of being able to keep it handy. Rotten thieves!


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 12:44 a.m.

I still say we need the National Guard in.


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 12:13 a.m.

Just another example of the continuing theft in the AA area.............more of it all the time.

Barn Help

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 9:27 p.m.

$2,500--- Thats 2 Hammers and one Hand Saw ---Now days $2,500 is not a lot of tools


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 9:13 p.m.

They weren't too smart with that trailer considering it said something like, "Tool Shed" in big block letters on the back of the trailer.


Fri, Jan 11, 2013 : 12:58 a.m.

Trailer didn't say anything like that..thieves just know stuff get stored in there, or should I say used to get stored in there


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 9:10 p.m.

With expressway access 2 miles away .just another case of Hi ann arbor ...bye ann arbor ..back to detriot


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 11:18 p.m.

I doubt it. The thief knew exactly where the tools were. Knew when the site would be unguarded. It's pretty obvious to the police, but unprovable, where the thief works.


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 10:12 p.m.

Your right TDW, all those criminals from A2 give Detroit and Ypsi a bad name..


Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 10:09 p.m.

Yea, it must be.We all know Ann Arbor has no criminals of their own.If you believe that I have a snow ball farm for sale in Arizona to sell you

Barn Help

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 9:30 p.m.

I bet it was gone By Ypsi ---

Bertha Venation

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 : 8:48 p.m.

"If I had a Hammer.... I'd Hammer in the...." But seriously folks... this is a real cheezy thing to do.